Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: Find out more about me at my About Me page. Here’s a bunch of legal disclaimers that I need to have posted!

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, our blog platform collects the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string. This helps detect spam on the site and keeps unauthorized users from posting malicious information, and helps us understand what users are visiting the site from what platforms.

An anonymous string created from your email address (this is called “a hash”) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Gravatar is a service that allows you to use a user image, or “avatar”, across multiple sites on the internet. (If you don’t know what Gravatar is, you’re probably not using it) 😉 The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Uploading images to my site is not part of the blog, but legally I need to say: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, which means most images from your personal phone. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website, which may let them know where the photo was taken.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you are allowed to opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in “cookies”. Cookies are small bits of information that your computer remembers when you visit the site again. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These “cookies” will last for one year, after which they will expire.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie (to determine if your browser accepts cookies). This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may at some point include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites, in turn, may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, *you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us*. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.